The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that public policy should not be understood as a series of separate silos. Health, education, decent living and working conditions and gender equality all play a role in enhancing the welfare of a society. All these aspects are interconnected and cannot be approached in isolation.

Any solution which aims to successfully address inequality in contemporary societies will need to look at these issues holistically and with a multidisciplinary approach. The Welfare and Inequalities Research Cluster aims to provide a better framework to challenge the intersectional dynamics affecting unequal societies, both in the Global North and in the Global South.


Minimum wage policies

Decent work and rights for the informal sector

Universal access to healthcare

Mental health and inclusive health policies

Privatization of education

Merit and privilege


Navika Harshe | A-id: Agenda for International Development

Navika Harshe

Research Associate

Head of Cluster

Gloria Afful-Mensah

Research Associate

Louisa Acciari

Research Associate

Mara Nogueira

Research Associate

Francisco Cerron | A-id: Agenda for International Development

Francisco Cerón

Research Associate

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